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Awareness Camp on POCSO Act - VKV Jirdin

Today on 19th July,2018 an awareness camp was organized by the District Child Protection Unit, Aalo, West Siang district in VKV Jirdin for the students of class-III to X. The programme started from 9.45 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. and was attended by all the teaching staffs including hostel wardens. The District Protection Officer Mr. Dege Kamki threw light on The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act,2012 and Juvenile Justice and Protection of Children Act,2015 what it was and why it was enacted, the different offences which comes under the POCSO Act and the punishments for those offences, reliefs available to child victims of sexual offences and explained what was sexual assault, sexual harassment. Probation Officer Mr. Mijum Doke elucidated the students about the different rights of children: tangible rights and intangible rights and guided the students what steps should be taken by them at such situations: to directly deny and say “NO” to it and to consult parents, elders and teachers regarding it. Principal VKV Jirdin spoke a few lines of increasing crime and the role of students to avoid being a victim of it by being alert at every step. The programme was concluded with vote of thanks.